Stay Gold Ponyboy Analysis

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Johnny’s last words to Ponyboy were, “Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold…”. I found this in Chapter 9, on pg. 148. Johnny is referring to the poem that can be found in Chapter 5, on pg. 78. When Johnny tells Ponyboy to stay gold, he is referring to the fact that Ponyboy was innocent when Johnny killed Bob. In the poem, gold is the first hue of nature, the hardest to hold, which also symbolizes children’s innocence.
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